Residential Drainage Disputes
There are two specific circumstances in which the City-Parish will intervene in a residential drainage dispute situation:
The drainage issue is caused by poor construction practices, resulting in run-off water draining into someone’s property. This should be regulated through the building permit process.
Someone has blocked dedicated drainage servitude with a structure that was built onto or moved onto the servitude, according to Sec. 12:401 of the Baton Rouge Code of Ordinances. Anyone found to be in violation of this ordinance may be fined $100.00 for each occurrence.
If you would like to report a residential drainage dispute characterized by either of these two scenarios, please contact 3-1-1. For more information, please contact the Department of Development at (225) 389-8680.